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of grief. our most urge vent -- urgent order of business is now is to ensure our citizens in libya and egypt and elsewhere across the world are safe. americans look to the government in libya and egypt and elsewhere to meet their responsibilities in this regard. we also look to the libyan government to ensure that those responsible for yesterday's attack in benghazi are swiftly brought to justice. in all of these critical tasks we are confident our government will provide all necessary assistance and support. yesterday's attacks are an important reminder so many of american civilians and diplomats and development professionals are risking everything, everything, to advance our nation's interests and values abroad. we must do everything in our power to ensure their security. at the same time, our thoughts turn to broader concerns. the morning of our fallen friends -- mourning of our fallen friends and how we as a nation should respond to these tragic events. one of my most memorable meetings with chris steeives was last april in benghazi. as envoy to the libyan opposition chris had
burning in benghazi might have conjured up memories of tehran in 1979, but the analogy is false. in libya, the government is not fomenting anti-americanism. it is fighting it, openly declaring america an ally and friend. libya is pro-american by two to one. the violence there appears to have been the work of small extremist elements that lack much popular support. but the storm has spread from libya. across the middle east there have been protests rallying against the united states and the west in general. even in these places, however, keep in mind that these crowds number in the hundreds, perhaps thousands. in countries with tens of millions of people. they make for vivid images, but they don't tell the whole story. what can we say about these places and protests? first in many of these countries, particularly those that have toppled dictatorships, the most important reality is not of bad government but of weak government. in libya, yemen, and even egypt, the state has lost its ability to control its public. in a sense, this might be progress. egypt didn't see protests like this before
door in libya. a complex terror manhunt is just ging. for - beginning. for the ones who killed the ambassador. ther set to be in libya and traveling to benghazi and marines are already there. and two destroyers will be off of the coast of libya and overhead surveliance drones and aircraft, in fact some of them were shot at yesterday by islamist in the eastern side of the country, a sign of how difficult that manhunt will be. security on shore and the government not necessarily in complete control of the territory. judge? >> i understand that four people are in custody for being involved in the instigation of what happened in libya. do you have anything else on that? >> it happened pretty fast judge andly the government has not specified who they are and what they were involved with. and a lot of people are taking a step back from how serious that is. again, the fbi will go in there and it is not their terrain. and it is it a lot of different characters and it is it a dangerous situation and it is difficult for them and they will have to rely on the government in which critics s
. libya's president says the attack was planned, but that's not what u.s. officials are saying. nbc's brian mooar has the latest. >> was the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya spontaneous, or did terrorists use protests over an antiislamic film as cover? >> opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding, they came with heavy weapons, which, unfortunately, are readily available in post revolutionary libya. >> reporter: libya's interim president said it was coordinated, but not by libyans. >> it was planned by foreigners, by people who -- who entered the country a few months ago. >> reporter: libyan officials have rounded up dozens of suspects. the fbi hopes to deliver a definitive answer on what happened but has been unable to reach the consulate in benghazi, because it's still too range rouse. waves from north africa to asia appear to be ebbing, but critics of current u.s. policy say protests are not the problem. they are a symptom. >> if we all decide to rally around the video as the problem, we'll make a serious mistake. >> reporter: israeli prime
is one of the most famous people in uniform. >> also, our military and the fbi now on the hunt in libya for the killers of those four americans who died in our consultate. tonight, al-qaeda praising the death of u.s. ambassador are chris stevens and in citing others to go after troops. we witness the latest efforts to protect americans under threat. >> we begin with a fox you bent. urgent. brand new details on the surprise attack in afghanistan that killed two u.s. marines yesterday. here is what is key. and you will notice the trend here. we are now learning about 15 taliban insurgents stormed that base wearing u.s. army uniforms. at the post our marines share with the british forces. the international security assistance forces telling us the ambush was well equipped, well trained, well rehearsed. armed with automatic rifles and rocket propelled grenade launchers and suicide vests. attackers access the base airfield by breaching one point in the perimeter fence. organized into three teams now we know again they were dressed in our u.s. army uniforms. the insurgents targeting aircraft,
the state department is taking no chances. lester? >> jim maceda in cairo, thank you. >>> now to libya where we are learning new details about the attack that killed four americans including the u.s. ambassador there. nbc's ayman mohyeldin is in benghazi tonight where he has an exclusive with the president of libya tonight about what happened. good evening. >> reporter: the details of the attack that killed the american ambassador and three others may not be clear. according to libya's president there is no doubt in his mind who is responsible for the attack. the charred remains of the u.s. consulate in benghazi. libya's president said today the attack was not the aftermath of a spontaneous outburst of street protests over an anti-islam movie. >> i have no doubts about this. it is a preplanned attack. very sinister. with criminal intentions. >> reporter: for the first time president mohamed magariaf said it wasn't just libyans involved in the attack. without giving details he said foreigners participated in planning and orchestrating the assault. >> we have assumptions and we have some infor
personnel from tunisia, sudan and they are investigating the u.s. ambassador murder in libya. forced to delay their arrival because of the violence. thousands of protesters across the globe taking to the streets. they're fueled by anti- islam film that was released by an american film maker ck obama is paying tribute to bay area native ambassador chris stevens and three others killed in the assault on the u.s. compound in libya, calling them patriots who served america's ideals -- and laid down their lives for others. >>reporter: some say it was deliberate. >> i was described actions by citizens. >>reporter: there is no believe th to be pre-planned. demonstrations however continue to be ongoing in other areas of the globe. line of defense was easily breached. this man died of smoke inhalation after being separated from his guard in the chaos. and the darkness. today, we spoke with some involved at the american muslim voice foundation in the bay area. this is what the director of the foundation had to say in response to the recent embassy talks in libya and the violent protest happeni
in libya, we went to a newly liberated town, famous or notorious for sending an unusually high number of young muslims and to fight american forces in iraq. some former soldiers return to their own country last year, joining revolutionary militias, and keeping their weapons even after gaddafi was overthrown. s he says he knows the group' influenced but -- influenced by al-qaeda were behind the attack on the u.s. consulate. >> it is first hand information. it is direct information. they believe libya cannot be a hub for the conflict. but it should be used or utilize as a backyard for a logistic space for a bigger fatah, which is egypt or syria or maybe both of them. >> the americans cannot reverse the arabs bring. the question as how to respond to the dangers? -- the americans cannot reverse the arab spring? should it avoid treading too heavily in the region for fear of exacerbating the issue? or has it become, as some republicans feel, too indecisive and apologetic? america needs to make it clear what it stands for. >> what the united states needs to do is take the kind of leadership
, libya, in what officials believe was a terrorist attack designed to coincide with the anniversary of september 11th. and joining us dan henninger, mary anastasia o'grady and, with the anti-american protests across the arab world this week, tell us about our standing in that part of the world, and the ferment in arabia? >> well, i think, paul, what's happening here is where essentially we came in when the arab spring began in egy egypt, tunisia and spread to other countries and the feeling at that time that came out the united states couldn't really support any of these movements in the arab spring because quote unquote, we don't know who these people are, which is to say that the united states, and including the state department, just was not that engaged with these countries at that time. now, when you think of how, to what extent egypt or libya since these transitions have been in the news, it's been basically not at all on their own, and still a piece with the obama administration's policy on foreign policy, to lower america's direct engagement rather than let international ins
and raised a black islamic flag that praised the prophet mohammed. in libya, the attack at the u.s. benghazi consulate turned deadly when they fired guns, burned the compound and burned the building. four americans were murdered including the embassy, christopher stevens. secretary of state hillary clinton condemned the benghazi crimes. >> how could this happen in a country we help liberate in a city we helped save from destruction? >> the attacks in both libya and egypt are linked to a film called innocent of muslims, made by a california-based director. the movie depictures the prophet mohammed as a quote unquote fraud and a philanderer. a 14-minute trailer of the film was dubbed into egyptian arabic and posted on youtube, thus shared on the internet, including the muslim world. by thursday, national protests had spread to yemen, iran and elsewhere. the secretary of state bluntly separated the u.s. from the inflammatory film. >> the united states government had absolutely nothing to do with this video. we absolutely reject its content and message. but as i said yesterday, there is no justi
'll cover it all from all sides with the president of libya's general national congress mohamed magariaf. u.n. ambassador susan rice, and republican senator john mccain. for analysis we'll look to former u.s. ambassador to israel martin indyk. the president of the council on foreign relations, richard haass. and "new york times" columnist tom friedman. plus we'll talk to the chief washington correspondent of the "times" david sanger. "time" magazine deputy international editor bobby ghosh. and cbs news political director, john dickerson. this is "face the nation" upon captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. with >> good morning again. and here is the latest news from overnight. four american military people have been killed in an attack in southern afghanistan. this happened when at least one afghan police officer opened fire on them at a checkpoint. the state department has ordered all nonessential u.s. embassy personnel to leave tunisia and sudan, and protests against americans continue in at least 20 countries. we're going to start t
.s. consulate killings in libya have delayed their arrival to the region as violence rages on. >> christina reports that president obama says that those responsible for the killing will be brought to justice. >> anti-u.s. protests following the u.s. consulate killings and libya have spread across the globe. hundreds of people protested outside the u.s. consulate in sydney. fbi officials investigating the killings in been gauzy -- in benghazy have postponed the visit to libya until the violence subsides. protesters are raging over how an anti-islam film that this american filmmaker put out. he has been interviewed by authorities. in his weekly address, president obama promised to justice for those who killed u.s. ambassador to bolivia chris stevens and three other americans at the consulate. >> there's never any been ambassador to libya chris stevens and three other americans at the consulate. >> there's never any excuse for violence. so long as i am commander in chief, the united states will never tolerate efforts to harm our fellow americans. >> some say that tuesday's attack was planned.
of the revolution in libya are quite common and accessible. then it evolved from there. we'll get to see exactly what the investigation finally confirms. but that's the best information that we have at present. >> why was there such a security breakdown in benghazi? >> first of all, we had substantial presence with our -- >> not substantial enough -- >> with our personnel at our consulate in benghazi. tragically two of the four americans there killed were providing security. that was their function. it obviously didn't prove sufficient to the nature of the attack and sufficient in that moment. and that's why, obviously, we have reinforced our remaining presence in tripoli and why the president has been very clear in libya and throughout the region, we're going to call on the governments first of all, to assume their responsibilities to protect our facilities and personnel. >> but why would we not have marines there in libya? this is an unstable country. why were there not marines there to begin with? >> that depends on the circumstances and the requirements. our presence in tripoli as in benghaz
, another attack was taking place on our embassy in another country. our ambassador to libya killed along with former elite seal team members >> dided media miss their mission in how this could happen? >> war covered on the one session. >> and did the political press conspire plotting got you questions and protecting the president from taking the heat? >> it was a week of big news and a week in which bias affected the news coverage. >> on the panel this week, writer and fox news contributor, judy miller. radio talk show host, monica crowley, jim pinkerton. kirsten powers and richard grenell that served for press spokesman to the last four ambassadors to the u.n. i'm jon scott. fox news watch is on right now. >> jon: the scene in benghazi, september 11th as what was believed to be, what we're were to believe reuters, protesting an anti-muslim film supposedly produced in this country. that film blames the cause for islamic protestors attacking embassy in cairo egypt. someone in that embassy tweeted this message in response to the riot. we firmly reject the actions by those that abuse the un
watch is on right now. the scene in benghazi, libya, tuesday night. september 11th as what was believed to be, what were believed to be reuters storming the u.s. cons the lat protesting an answered muslim film supposedly from this country and for the u.s. attacking cairo egypt ap tearing down the american flag. somebody tweeted this, we firmly reject the action of those who use the universal right of freedom of speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others. politico tried to have the statement like this, the statement by the embassy cairo was not cleared by the washington and does not reflect the views of the nights government and mitt romney reacted with this statement, i am outraged by the attacks on americans in diplomatic mission ins libya and egypt and by the death of an american consulate worker in benghazi. >> ultimately the administration was wrong to stand by a statement with those who breached our embassy in egypt. instead of condemning their actions. it's never too early for the united states government to condemn attacks on americans, and to defend our values. and the white
that with a statement. what he did was inject himself into a fast-moving story that was in libya and what he was criticizing with egypt but he couldn't decouple himself from those fast-moving events. what romney tried to do is start a comprehensive argument about what is the u.s. policy post eye rab spring? he's yet to make that argument and if he doesn't, he's going to look more crass and opportunistic and less insightful. chris: you cover the white house, helene, what was their reaction among the people actually around the president when they saw romney jump on this thing and -- in such an awkward way? >> i think they were shocked. such an unforced and unnecessary error on mitt romney's part. and at that moment, president obama, when he came out with that statement, president obama was talking to having a one-hour conversation with the israeli prime minister on the phone. they were also getting a lot of reports that they knew at that point that the libyan embassy was under siege. they didn't know that ambassador christopher stevens, he was unaccounted for then. there were a lot of fast-mov
to the consulate in behazi, libya, where the american ambassador and three others were killed. now, one year after the downfall of colonel moammar gadhafi, u.s. leaders are on the hunt. this backlash from some in the muslim world, being blamed on a 13-minute-long movie trailer produced last year and uploaded to youtube this summer. one of the men behind the video mocking islam is seen here, the 55-year-old excon, shrouded by a scarf, surrounded by police, nakoula basseley nakoula of california, questioned early this morning. >> he was never handcuffed, he was never arrested, never detained, never in custody. it was all voluntary. >> reporter: a probation after doing time for check cutting scheme, nakoula's attorney is pleading for his client's privacy. >> we're not going to answer questions today. you're keeping his young children prisoners in their own home because they are afraid to come out. >> reporter: the threat remains high for westerners overseas and the state department is warning americans traveling and living abroad, especially in libya, tunisia and sudan, if your jobs aren't essential,
the presidential race, the murder of four americans, including the u.s. ambassador in benghazi, libya. the wave of anti-american protests and violence now sweeping the globe. for more on what happened and why, let's bring in the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, dr. susan rice. dr. rice, thank you for joining us. >> first of all, what is the latest on who these attackers were at the embassy or at the consulate in benghazi? we're hearing that the libyans are arresting people. they're saying some people were from outside the country and some even al qaeda ties. what's the latest information? >> jake, first of all, it's important to know that there's an fbi investigation that has begun and it will take some time to be completed. that will tell us with certainty what transpired. but our current assessment, is that in fact what began as a spontaneous not a premeditated response to what had transpired in cairo, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this video that was disseminated. we believe that folks in benghazi, a small number of people came to the consulate to repli
of the latter, extremist groups in countries like libya and other places that are still in the middle of a transition that's likely to take years to come to fruition are looking to assert themselves in ways that aren't really in line with the m mainstream in those countries. i think we've seen in the last four or five days are the fringe voices reacting to fringe voices here in our country. because remember, the people who have done this film, whatever it is, most of us have not even seen it, are on the fringes as well, and they're trying to claim emotions, and what we see is a modern consensus in most of these countries saying, look, we need law and order, we need to complete these transitions s, a the images we see is really a small number of people in these countries. >> libya has come out and expressed their sympathies for the deaths of ambassador stevens and in her view, it was really the extremists that were in libya who took advantage of the opportunity and caused the burning that led to the death of the four americans. let's talk about how this is taking center stage now in th
questions on capitol hill. who is behind the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya? and should we cut off foreign aid to governments that fail to protect our diplomats? we'll have the head of the house in it tell against committee, chairman mike rogers. plus, tough talk from both candidates on the middle east. we'll ask our sunday panel if foreign policy will finally become an issue in this campaign. and our power players of the week. using their washington clout to fight a devastating disease. all right now on "fox news sunday." >>> and hello again from fox news in washington. we'll talk with ambassador rice and chairman rogers in a moment. first here is the latest on the situation overseas. protesters have attacked u.s. targets in more than 20 nations. citing concerns over security the state department ordered all nonessential u.s. government personnel to leave sudan and tunisia and in libya there are reports of more arrests in the attack that killed four americans including ambassador chris stevens. for more on the continuing unrest let's bring in current leland in cairo, egypt
. they just want to feel good again. and investigators are not saying that the attack in libya was planned or carried out by a specific that attack happened on thursday sept september 11th. and the white house press 60 said they don't hate us. they are just angry over a film trailer . >> it is in response not to the united states policy or obviously the administration or the american people. it is in response to a video. a film that we have judged to be reprehensible and disgusting. >> mike: sure, that is all about a video. so, how has this administration handled the crisis? my first guest is on the house intelligence committee. please welcome michelle bachmann. [applause] good to see you and thank you for coming. >> thank you. good to be here with you. [applause] >> mike: congresswoman, the white house is blaming all of this on a movie trailer for a movie that no one has seen and trying to say that all of this violence was stird up because people saw a film. your thoughts, and what we are dealing with is a film? >> it is the excuse but we know what is happening since 2005. the pen muslim
and sacrifice to our country. the people of egypt and libya and tunisia did not trade the tyranny of a dictator for the tierney of a mob. lou: a precisely timed two-part operation under cover of more than 200 demonstrators angry at an anti-mohammed movie. the protesters stormed the consulate, armed militants traveled to a nearby safe house to attack the evacuated americans. libyan officials say the people within the governments own security forces to stop the terrorists to the safe houses location. the unrest is spreading beyond the region. violence erupted in tunisia and the german embassy set afire. american fast food restaurants also torched. demonstrations in afghanistan. palestinians and in jerusalem protests in america. american flags were burned outside the embassy. president obama vow to do better to protect american interests overseas. the administration sending an elite unit of rapid response reins to libya and the sudan area to protect american citizens. we will stand fast against the violence. we will continue to do everything in our power to protect americans serving overseas. whet
over protests and ordered all personnel to leave in libya there are reports of more arrests in the attack that killed four americans including arch stevens. for more on the continuing unrest we bring in leland vittert in cairo, egyptian. >> there is a tense calm here in cairo. you can feel it. you can also smell it because of the amount of tear gas that is still on the ground. it is almost like the fuse burned out just before it got to the dynamite. there are hundreds if not thousands of riot police protesting the embassy that was rocked by four days of violence. the police and military used rubber bullets to beat back protesters with rocks and molotov cocktails and the protests numbering in the thousands, carrying posters of osama bin laden and chanted "obama, obama, we are all osama bin laden." in afghanistan, a police officer turned his guns on four u.s. troops killing all four, the third insider attack in as many days. in sudan the government denied a u.s. marine special operations detachment dispatched to the country to try and secure the embassy there on friday with ma
. and in nearby libya, they are on the search for the killers of the u.s. ambassador. we are waiting for the agents to the ground in benghazi. in libbia, the rapid response team of some 50 marines off the coast. two united states navy destroyers, overhead. and yes, libyan government is reportedly saying they have some suspects in custody. at least some critics of the libyan government might be saying, it's about time. back to you, shannon. >> shannon: thank you. there is disagreement about whether or not the attack on the consulate in libya was planned or not. just this morning, susan rice, the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. said the attack was, quote, spontaneous and that backed up jay carney's claim that an anti-muslim movie is to blame for the attacks. >> we have had the evolution of the arab spring over the last many months. but what sparked the recent violence was the airing on the internet of a very hateful and very offensive video that -- that has offended many people around the world. >> shannon: how intelligence chair mike rogers says it's too early to tell. he says he has inte
lie. >> well -- >> it's a lie. >> ron, go ahead. talk about the whole thing. what happened in libya. we'll talk about the president's wonderful performance in a moment. the way that they're attacking obama. it's not as if he let the guard down. it's as if he's sympathizing with the enemy. it's not just an argument over competence or strength. it's over loyalty. >> well, indeed. and cynthia is right. this is the southern strategy at large. real substantive political leaders in america. presidents, for instance, like fdr in the 30s or ronald reagan in the '80s tend to remake the party around their own core of beliefs. mitt romney doesn't appear to have a core that you can build anything around. so as a result the republican party remakes him. and the republican party is dominated by this -- you call them a fringe, but it's a larger chunk than that, these kind of tea party folks. you have to adopt their world view. you have to blow the dog whistle constantly to reassure those people that you buy into that and that is what romney is doing. and we see what horrible trouble it's gotten hi
in tunisia we're right next door to libya where a lot of u.s. focus is right now, what has become a terror manhunt for those who are responsible for the killing of ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. the fbi has been telling us in the past couple days, their investigation is underway and apparently still underway outside of libya. tensions and security situation is still too difficult in there to put a full team of fbi investigators on the ground according to reports. they're closed about this. what we can confirm. u.s. navy destroyers in the air and aerial drones and they're doing everything they can to try to begin this investigation. what is a very difficult and dangerous landscape. back to you. >> alisyn: greg palkot. thank you so much for that update. let's talk about the military situation in terms of what the security was in the consulate in benghazi. whether or not it was accurate. and catherine herridge has published an article in foxnews.com where she outlined all of the attacks leading up to tuesday at that should have been red flags and meant we were beefing up
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